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Which one of these ricotta cheesecakes looks better

I rec good quality ricotta like Calabro (I find it in WF and Italian markets) is not grainy like Precious brand.

http://www.calabrocheese.com/

1 day ago
walker in Home Cooking

COTM (Cookbook of the Month) Recipes So Good You've Made Them at Least Three Times: Quick and Easy/Weeknight Edition

I know Ina once made small, individual meatloaves; I don't remember if she did it free form or used the 6 little attached loaf pan thingie. (I use that to make wonderful banana bread.)

1 day ago
walker in Home Cooking

Your favourite carb substitute?

I got a bit confused; thought I was replying to TJ thread. For low carb crackers, I like the crunchmaster ones.

Apr 16, 2014
walker in Special Diets

Your favourite carb substitute?

They are a tiny bit salty but I like them. I wouldn't kill for them. I like TJ's pita crackers better.

Apr 16, 2014
walker in Special Diets

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

I adore their daffodils ... Look forward every year to them.

Apr 13, 2014
walker in Chains
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Can you recommend an electric egg steamer?

I've had good luck with other items made by Krups so that's why I went with it. Have you ever tried poaching eggs in yours?

Apr 13, 2014
walker in Cookware

Can you recommend an electric egg steamer?

In recent years, I learned how to boil eggs perfectly. I decided to get an egg steamer because people who have them love them and eggs peel easier.

Apr 13, 2014
walker in Cookware

Can you recommend an electric egg steamer?

No rice cooker here. My daughter has one but I don't like the way the rice comes out.

Apr 13, 2014
walker in Cookware

Can you recommend an electric egg steamer?

Thanks for your reply. Since I didn't hear from anybody, I just decided to go with the Krups .. ordered from Amazon.

Apr 13, 2014
walker in Cookware

Can you recommend an electric egg steamer?

I'd like to get one but can't decide on which one I should buy.

Apr 10, 2014
walker in Cookware

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

I have never received less than excellent service from both TJ and Costco. Really remarkable.

Apr 08, 2014
walker in Chains
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Whole Foods and "donations"

I, too, resent being asked for donations at the check out counter; probably the checker doesn't like being forced to ask each customer that.

Re: Salvation Army: An ex boyfriend, who was a cop for 10 years, told me he really respected the Salvation Army because they never refused the very worst drunks the cops had to pick up.

Apr 01, 2014
walker in Chains

Looking for delicious and inexpensive seafood.

I think Woodhouse is great! I go to the one on Fillmore near Bush. Perfect clam chowder, fried clams, fish n chips, fresh broiled fish. Perfect tartar sauce.

Since they don't take reservations, go late lunch or earlier dinner if you don't want to wait to get in.

I don't think you can pay less than they charge and manage to get a decent meal.

Apr 01, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area

Kitchen Aid Meat Grinder -- Gray Ooze

I have not used mine in years because of this problem; am hanging on to it with the slight hope they'll do the right thing and offer a recall.

I have a super duper one that cost about $150, Tasin, from One Stop Jerky Shop (on line).

Mar 29, 2014
walker in Cookware
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

My Costco wants me to bring back the bad produce!

Mar 26, 2014
walker in Chains

Have you ever made Croissants?

I just found this really detailed description:

http://www.weekendbakery.com/posts/cl...

Mar 25, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Have you ever made Croissants?

Yes, TJ's are excellent. Wm-Sonoma ones cost a lot more but I don't know if I'd find them A LOT better. I think it'd be super to take a class.

I taught myself how to make fresh pasta (from a cookbook) and there were a few attempts to get it right. Would have been easier if someone had been by my side to teach me.

Mar 25, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Have you ever made Croissants?

That is so touching; I don't think I'll ever forget it. If I were you I'd be so happy I'd made them (too much work and all) since they were so appreciated by your mother.

Mar 25, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Have you ever made Croissants?

That Bourke St Bakery cookbook looks great but I can't find it for less than $29. It's supposed to have a nice sour cream raspberry and pear cake.

Mar 25, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Have you ever made Croissants?

Was it way too difficult? Did you make them again?

This bakery in Sydney, Australia is supposed to be great and they have a cookbook. Does anyone have it?

http://www.thelittleloaf.com/2012/03/...

Mar 25, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Bourke Street Bakery Cookbook

This is a bakery in Sydney, Australia and is supposed to be great. Has anyone cooked from this? Does anyone know where I could buy it for less than $29 or so?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_...

Mar 23, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Maxi pad ads?

My daughter always warns me about need to be careful what I download .. that's why I asked about this. So, it's safe to download this? Then, no ads?

Mar 20, 2014
walker in Site Talk

Maxi pad ads?

I don't know about adblock; please tell me what to do to get it.

Mar 20, 2014
walker in Site Talk

Anyone have or used a Viking oven?

So, what would you buy NOW?

Mar 18, 2014
walker in Cookware

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #3

What brand of veggie burger, or, did you make your own?

Mar 16, 2014
walker in Special Diets
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visiting, sunset area [San Francisco]

My favorite budget place in the Sunset is Dumpling Kitchen, Taraval bet. 29th & 30th. I believe they are closed Wed. but not sure if that has changed. My favorites:
# 1 and # 8. Very reasonable, generous, delicious.

For a special treat (not in Sunset) go to b. patisserie on California bet. Broderick/Divisadero. Closed on Mondays, other days closes at 6 pm. Wonderful pastries and coffee/tea.

Mar 16, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area
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Incanto > Porcellino [San Francisco]

Someone told me that an insider at Incanto told him that they had to bring in $6,000 per night just to break even.

With the new place, even tho they will be open for lunch as well as dinner, more moderate prices perhaps, I wonder if they will make a profit. Is their rent too high? How can these places make a profit w/out selling a lot of wine, cocktails?

Mar 16, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area

Best "Local" Seafood Restaurants in Bay Area? Coming from a distance and need FIX!

I'm a big fan of Yuet Lee; I was driving past it last night and thought I saw it was closed, chairs up on the tables. (It's open late, closed on Tuesdays.) I could not find a website for them but found the phone no and called it and got a recording that they are on vacation until Wed. Mar 26.

Here are reviews from Trip Advisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

Mar 15, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

The pita bite crackers are nice and crunchy; there are two kinds, I get the one with flax seed.

Mar 11, 2014
walker in Chains

RickeyBobby [San Francisco]

Thanks so much. I really want to try this place; menu really appeals to me.

Mar 09, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area